partner with nutrition services
Second Harvest Food Bank's Nutrition Services team is committed to helping low-income families improve their nutrition and health in partnership with our agency programs and community groups.
Hunger and Health: Making the Connection
Research shows that people experiencing food insecurity are more likely to suffer from diet-related chronic diseases, including diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Factors contributing to this relationship include:
Less resources and access to healthy, affordable food
Cycles of limited food intake and overeating
High levels of stress due to financial and emotional pressures
Targeted marketing of products associated with obesity
Limited access to health care
Second Harvest's Nutrition Services Team empowers individuals and families with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to establish healthier eating habits and maximize their resources for nutritious meals.
How Can We Help You Do Today?
FNS ENROLLMENT ASSISTANCE
The Food and Nutrition Services Program (formerly called Food Stamps) may be able to help your families buy food and free up resources for other expenses.
Second Harvest’s FNS Outreach team members can help your clients with the SNAP benefits application process over the phone.
Let your families know we can help! Post a flyer.
For more information, email the Food and Nutrition Services Team at FNSOutreach@secondharvest.org.
Health + Food System Partnerships
Second Harvest's Policy, Systems, and Environment (PSE) Manager facilitates partnerships and interventions within local food systems that support healthy nutrition and physical activity.
Current initiatives include:
Farm Fresh Nourish! + Healthy Text Message Program
Healthy Food Pantry Assessment + Tools
Health Promotion | Disease Prevention
Healthy BackPacks Program